The Ultimate Fighting Championship will once again return to Montreal on November 17th in what is deemed to be a memorable and unforgettable evening.
UFC 154 takes place at The Bell Centre, which is familiar territory to many of its fans across the globe. The main event will consist of a title unification bout including a prominent figure in the Canadian MMA scene and quite possibly the greatest fighter on the planet today.
UFC Welterweight Champion and hometown favorite Georges St. Pierre will defend his title against the UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit. Condit became the interim champion after stepping in for an injured St-Pierre against prolific welterweight and former Strikeforce Champion Nick Diaz. However Condit has not defended that title since his win back in February of this year. This will be St-Pierre’s first fight back from his knee injury that was reported in December 2011; he has not fought since his dominant title defense over Jake Shields at UFC 129 in April 2011.
The winner of the main event will most likely face the winner of the co-main event in what will be the next welterweight title fight. Fresh off an impressive decision win, Johny Hendricks will square off against Danish standout Martin Kampmann. Both fighters are on win streaks and will be eager to prove why they should be the next in line at the coveted strap.
The five-fight main card will be shown on pay-per-view while a portion of the preliminary card will be broadcasted by FX and (Sportsnet in Canada). The remainder of the prelims can be streamed on Facebook.
The official card is as follows:
Main Card For UFC 154
Georges St-Pierre vs. Carlos Condit
Johny Hendricks vs. Martin Kampmann
Francis Carmont vs. Tom Lawlor
Cyrille Diabate vs. Chad Griggs
Mark Hominick vs. Pablo Garza
Preliminary Card on FX/Sportsnet
Patrick Cote vs. Alessio Sakara
Costa Philippou vs. Nick Ring
Sam Stout vs. John Makdessi
Mark Bocek vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Preliminary Card on Facebook
Rodrigo Damm vs. Antonio Carvalho
Ivan Menjivar vs. Azamat Gashimov
Stephen Thompson vs. Besam Yousef
Steven Siler vs. Darren Elkins